Innovations and the State: Israeli Experience

This article is devoted to the analysis of the Israeli experience in the formation of public innovation support system in terms of its adaptability to the Russian reality. The paper is structured as follows: in the first part it presents the modern theoretical approaches to the assessment of the state's role in the formation and development of the economy of innovation; then a brief history of Israeli government policy in this area is given; further analyzed the modern system of state support for the Israeli innovation; and finally, in conclusion the applicability of Israeli experience for Russia is discussed. An important place in the study paid to the aspect of technology transfer from science to industry, since it is an essential element of modern innovation ecosystem. This is precisely in this area in Russia there are serious problems, and Israel is one of the world leaders. The main source of information while working on this article were monographs and research papers of American and Israeli researchers, as well as the World Bank, OECD and other organizations’ materials. As a result of the study we can confidently say that the Israeli experience is interesting and useful for Russia, of course, taking into account the necessary adjustments

Keywords: innovations, state politics, Israel, technology commercialization, Office of the Chief Scientist


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